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by Hardrada55
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 16 info
Replies: 4
Views: 4250

Remington Model 16 info

I need some info on the Remington Model 16 semi-auto .22 (which was only chambered in the .22 Remington Auto cartridge). The Remington Model 16 is supposed to be a take-down, but how do you do the take-down? Anyone have one of these?
by Hardrada55
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: my new 8
Replies: 6
Views: 4265

Re: my new 8

I was skeptical at first glance, but the more I looked at the pictures, the more I believe that the metal on your gun is all original finish. At least the pictures look right to me. I don't see any glaring "errors". I appears to be the right color. Wow, 1917! My only concern is the color of the wood...
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 4220

Re: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916

Very interesting historically significant firearm. I would love to know the circumstances of the capture.
by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

Re: Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins

Maine's a very cool place generally. I imagine that I could walk north into the forest north of Old Town and come out when I hit the tundra, and never run into another person. A little bit of an exaggeration, but not much...
by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins

Found this old newpaper article from Old Town Maine about the Model 8.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pa ... %2C4496275
by Hardrada55
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 16079

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

I'll be there, where ever it is we meet...
by Hardrada55
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: model 8 #106
Replies: 12
Views: 6601

Re: model 8 #106

Very sweet rifle.....
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: howdy guys
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: howdy guys

Welcome to the forum. Keep us posted on your impressions when you get to shoot that Krieger conversion!
by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A great site for a new intrest
Replies: 14
Views: 4791

Re: A great site for a new intrest

Hey Tim, Wonderful to have you on this great site. You're going to be one of the very people who make this site worth coming too. I know many folks would like very much to see some of your Adirondack hunting pictures someday, if you care to share them. Many know how famous and important historically...
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone heard of a Model 8 in .308?
Replies: 1
Views: 1701

Re: Anyone heard of a Model 8 in .308?

Way too many unanswered questions about this one. It's a Model 8. If they just re-chambered from .30 Remington to .308, did they do anything to the springs? How about the bolt face, .308 shouldn't work with the .30 Remington bolt face. The bolt might hold the cartridge correctly if it was originally...
by Hardrada55
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1934 Model 8 in 35 Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 3110

Re: 1934 Model 8 in 35 Remington

That is sweet! Does the barrel spring still squeak when you open the action?
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .505 Gibbs semi-auto
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

.505 Gibbs semi-auto

Vigilance Rifles VR-1 in .505 Gibbs...... May be a little large for most North American game...I want one but don't have $10K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBh9J1YZzZY
by Hardrada55
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Did you guys see this one on GB?
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Re: Did you guys see this one on GB?

I think its beautifully stocked with a weird amalgam of checkered forearm and uncheckered buttstock. Looks like higher grade wood with a cap on the pistol grip. Stock has a metal disc set in bottom of stock and "cheeks" and the bottom tang butt plate which make me think it's a factory butt stock, bu...
by Hardrada55
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: New owner

Really glad to have you on the forum. This is such a good place to learn about these guns.
by Hardrada55
Thu May 29, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 3979

Re: New Guy

Really glad you decided to start posting, welcome to the board and thanks for the pictures. You have some very interesting projects going. When you get the .25-35 finished, you'll sure have a prime piece that many will be covetous of.
by Hardrada55
Sat May 17, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New member....35 cal. 81....what model is it?
Replies: 14
Views: 6982

Re: New member....35 cal. 81....what model is it?

We really need to see some pictures to do a good job evaluating what you have. Is there any engraving on the metal? The sling rewinding into the stock sounds very French to me. I think that is a feature of French shotguns of the period.
by Hardrada55
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Southern Kalifornia
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Greetings from Southern Kalifornia

Welcome P38buff! Sounds like you're well on your way to experiencing one of the great firearms genius JMB"s greatest creations (in our humble opinions), the Remington autoloading rifle. Please keep us posted and don't be stingy with the pictures. My dad owned two Model 97s which he used to chase blu...
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 6825

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

My impression is that "back in the day" people were hunting game with calibers which we now would consider to be inadequate. Today, we expect to kill an animal with one shot, often from some kind of stand. The whole idea of the Model 8 was 4 or 5 fast shots. I have seen several references in the sal...
by Hardrada55
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 forum
Replies: 12
Views: 6462

Re: Hello Model 8 forum

Welcome to the forum, Joe.
by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 4509

Re: New Member with a Model 81

Hey Fred, Welcome to the forum! I'm sure your latest acquisition will surely bring some interesting comments on the firing line. Good Luck! and let us see some pix soon. W
by Hardrada55
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: John Henwood's book
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Re: John Henwood's book

Thanks Roger, He also says he has a 8 (or 81?) in 7.62x39. Which I think is a very interesting conversion. I asked him to post pictures and tell us about it.
by Hardrada55
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Jack London 1916
Replies: 3
Views: 3730

Jack London 1916

Picture seen in the Sunday NYT book review section today.

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by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Merry Christmas to all of you
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: Merry Christmas to all of you

Many wonderful holiday greetings to you and we wish you a Merry Christmas! Let's see some pix of this new purchase of yours!
by Hardrada55
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Great Model 8 Merry Christmas!
Replies: 17
Views: 10812

Re: A Great Model 8 Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My Great Model 8 - 101 year old pride & joy.
Replies: 5
Views: 3636

Re: My Great Model 8 - 101 year old pride & joy.

Love those old 'uns. How's it shoot?
by Hardrada55
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)
Replies: 13
Views: 7576

Re: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)

I really like my .30 caliber Remington Model 8 and was disappointed when they stopped manufacture of .30 in (was it?) 1997. I like the .30 Rem "Accelerator" idea. My own "pet" would be a Remington Model 8 chambering the 6mm Niedner Rimless Magnum cartridge, which was .25 Rem necked down to 6mm. I've...
by Hardrada55
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Had to put hunting partner down today
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Had to put hunting partner down today

I know what you're going through. Hang in there. The pain never really goes away, but it gets manageable. Don't ever forget that you did the right thing by her.
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: This isn't mine....
Replies: 0
Views: 1517

This isn't mine....

But it might be someone's "cup of tea".

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... owning-BPS
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: *************** CONTEST ***************
Replies: 32
Views: 13906

Re: *************** CONTEST ***************

My first Model 8, bought it at a gunshow in Abilene Texas about 1993, repaired by a Hutchins gun repair in Old Town, Maine shortly thereafter. The checkering is almost completely worn smooth.

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by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Barrel Switch Out?
Replies: 9
Views: 3976

Re: Barrel Switch Out?

Anybody know of a conversion to 6.8 SPC yet?
by Hardrada55
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Barrel Switch Out?
Replies: 9
Views: 3976

Re: Barrel Switch Out?

Bolt head is different..
by Hardrada55
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 in slow motion
Replies: 14
Views: 6024

Re: Model 8 in slow motion

Wow....slo mo "double shuffle". That's what you call, looooong recoil.
by Hardrada55
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Strange 35Rem ammo?
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

Re: Strange 35Rem ammo?

From the website Municion. General Don Gonzalo had a Remington 8 or 81 and had some ammo whipped up for it back in '45. Made out of 8mm Mauser cartridges. El primer lote fabricado en España de este cartucho fue en 1945 por encargo del General D.Gonzalo Queipo de Llano. En España estos cartuchos se d...
by Hardrada55
Thu May 23, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: FRANK HAMER'S RIFLE - VIDEO
Replies: 8
Views: 4638

Re: FRANK HAMER'S RIFLE - VIDEO

Thank you for this.... it's a very good video with lots of interesting information. I enjoyed it.
by Hardrada55
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Pointed bullets .25, .30 and .35 Remington
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

Pointed bullets .25, .30 and .35 Remington

I was looking on the IAA website and their collection of catalogs. I discovered in the Remington 1911-12 catalog that Remington used to offer "pointed bullets" in their .25 Remington, .30 Remington and .35 Remington cartridges. I knew about the .25 Remington with the .101 grain pointed bullet (M.V. ...
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book

Briggs engraved 8F grade .32 caliber rifle is same one shown in close-up on page 104 of Henwood's book. Note the unusual folding cocking knob.
by Hardrada55
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Replies: 1
Views: 1602

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by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost our Snoopy dog.
Replies: 15
Views: 5364

Re: Lost our Snoopy dog.

Losing a beloved pet like that just tears your heart out. Hearing about your experience...I am just so sorry about your circumstance. Just know that tonight there are many people prayin' for you and your dog.
by Hardrada55
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Curious about first .35 Rem model 14's
Replies: 6
Views: 3566

Re: Curious about first .35 Rem model 14's

Stevens 425 Hi-Power rifle was chambered in .35 Remington too, and of course the FN Patent 1900 carabine automatique, though they called it a 9mm
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Anybody have dimensions of the .38 Remington cartridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

Re: Anybody have dimensions of the .38 Remington cartridge?

Short article about the .38 Remington with technical drawing of cartridge in issue no. 473 of the IAA journal.
by Hardrada55
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: reloading 25 remington
Replies: 7
Views: 3395

Re: reloading 25 remington

H4198 may be too fast. You may be seeing signs of excessive pressure.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/forums/ ... f=5&t=4249
by Hardrada55
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: love model 8
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

Re: love model 8

I went to a gunshow in Snyder Texas and a guy had a table with a Model 8 and a Model 81 on it. I looked at the guns for quite a while, thinking that these were the coolest old guns I'd ever seen. I determined then to find out as much as I could about the Remington Model 8 and 81. I looked in the old...
by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waffles on the cook stove.
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: Waffles on the cook stove.

I love waffles. I had waffles for breakfast today.
by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello...rounded cartridge .32???
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

Re: Hello...rounded cartridge .32???

What kind of cartridge does your Model 8 shoot? You say a rounded cartridge .32? Do you happen to mean a .32 Remington cartridge? If you mean .32 Remington cartridge, then the cartridge companies haven't made .32 Remington since 1977. And while that cartridge is scarce now, you can sometimes find so...
by Hardrada55
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: M8 engraveing?
Replies: 1
Views: 2243

Re: M8 engraveing?

Wonderful photos evocative of how beloved some of these guns came to be by those who have owned them. Man, I sure like "Lil Partner". The stories....
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youth trap shoot
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

Re: Youth trap shoot

I am very impressed. Those are a bunch of lucky kids. They have a group of caring adults that interested in their education and well being enough to go out of their way to provide what is obviously a wonderful day of shooting and fellowship and fun. I'm glad I saw those pictures. I hope it inspires ...